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Devon Wed Magazine - Issue 38


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LOVE IN DEVON
 
Congratulations on your engagement! May we wish you the warmest of welcomes here at Wed Magazine. You have such an exciting chapter ahead of you, and we’re thrilled to be part of it.

Let us introduce ourselves. We’re a tiny team who share a fondness for tea, gin, chocolate (particularly on a deadline!) and, of course, weddings. We’ve spent the best part of ten years creating Wed, our inspiration-packed magazine for couples planning their wedding in Devon. We’ll be there every step of the way on this wonderful journey before you. From our website, which is packed with information, ideas and the finest suppliers, to our reader newsletter, social media channels and this, the rather gorgeous magazine itself, think of Wed as the best planning mate you could ask for. We’re all about throwing out the rulebook and celebrating your love in brilliantly memorable so-you style!
 




After the excitement of getting engaged, the prospect of planning a wedding can feel rather overwhelming. Fret not! You’ll find plenty of advice to help you get started in these pages, from the productivity hacks of ‘Plan of Attack’ to choosing your wedding party in ‘The Modern Bride Tribe’; you’ll also find a showcase of the top trends currently rocking the wedding scene in ‘The Hot List’ to help you fine-tune your vision. And if a big wedding isn’t for you, then turn to ‘The Power of Few,’ where three couples share the magical stories of their intimate celebrations.
 




One of the highlights of wedding planning is choosing your dress – but be warned: you’re in for a tough decision! Devon’s bridal boutiques are bursting with incredibly beautiful gowns right now. Photographed in the dreamlike setting of Pynes House, our bridal fashion story ‘Modern Love’ is full of inspiration for brides with a penchant for contemporary but enduring style: think clean lines and statement silhouettes accessorised with twinkling jewels. ‘Happily Ever After’ showcases some of our favourite trends for modern princess brides, while ‘Behind the Seams’ introduces you to Devon-based bridal designer Kate Walker and her classically romantic gowns.
 



There’s more enchanting inspiration for a Devon wedding in ‘Burn Bright’, a painterly blend of rich colours and relaxed vibes inspired by the rugged cliffs of the south coast. And English country house meets Victoriana in ‘Botanical Beauty’, setting the scene for a wedding filled with foliage and bygone treasures at Escot House.

 


‘Got Wed’ rounds off the issue in style, sharing the stories of eight weddings filled with fun, personality and love. From Sarah and Chris’s rustic festival wedding in the north to Katie and Laurence’s boho beach bash on the shores of the south – each couple celebrated the beauty of Devon and the joy of their union in a brilliantly personal way. I hope they inspire you as you set off on your journey to the aisle!
Rebecca
 


STYLE
18. IN THE PINK 
Pretty up your day in a palette of soft pink accented with gold

20. MODERN LOVE
A contemporary bridal fairytale of clean lines and aisle-worthy jewels

32. HAPPILY EVER AFTER
Look every inch the modern princess in these fresh-from-a-fairytale fashions

42. BEHIND THE SEAMS
Devon-based bridal designer Kate Walker on her passion for bridal fashion 

44. WED’S BOUDOIR
Bridal beauty tips and trends

48. WORKING THE GROOM
Style tips for the man of the moment

52. BURN BRIGHT
Devon’s cliffs inspire a richly coloured and wildly atmospheric wedding

74. BOTANICAL BEAUTY
A Victorian inspired wedding, brimming with botanicals and antique finds
FEATURES
46. THE NEW RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
Pop the question with a meaningful and top-trending ring

51. WED’S HIP LIST
Fresh, fun and fabulous ways to style your day

59. THE MODERN BRIDE TRIBE
Throw out the rulebook when it comes to choosing your wedding party

64. CHILD’S PLAY
How to include children in your wedding without tears or tantrums

69. PLAN OF ATTACK
Kick-start your wedding planning with these simple productivity hacks

81. THE HOT LIST
The wedding experts pick out their favourite styling trends for 2019

88. DEVON DELIGHTS
Treat your guests to a delicious wedding breakfast

92. I DID IT MY WAY
Ensure you have the wedding of your dreams – not your guests’

96. NATURAL BEAUTY
Secluded venues blending romantic grounds and luxe interiors

111. THE POWER OF FEW
Three couples share the stories of their intimate weddings

REGULARS
6. BRIDAL BUZZ
What’s new, what’s hot, what’s on

102. THE VENUE
Licensed venues for civil ceremonies in Devon

122. GOT WED
Newly-weds share a glimpse of their day

154. NOTES ON A WEDDING
Top tips for your planning pleasure

Editor
Rebecca Matthews

Deputy editor 
Lucy Higgins

Chief features writer
Hannah May

Contributors
Elizabeth Chester, Abby Driver, Tracy Edwards, Lester Gethings, Jennifer Granlund, Christine Jensen, Elle Winsor Grime

Design
Matt Sanwell, Design UNLTD

Advertising and Management 
Brendan Sleeman

Distribution 
Jenna Matthews

Finance
Morwenna Matthews

Publisher
Wed Magazine
28 Reens Crescent
Heamoor
Penzance
Cornwall 
TR18 3HW
wed@wedmagazine.co.uk 
wedmagazine.co.uk 

Print
Four Way Print

Cover image
Dress
Suzanne Neville
Sam Cox Bridalwear
samcoxbridalwear.co.uk
Photography Barry Jeffery Photography
barryjeffery.com
Location Pynes House
pyneshouse.co.uk
Hair Holly Speare, Craig Chapman Hair Design
craigchapmanhairdesign.co.uk
Make-up & styling Suzi Winter makeupartistcornwall.co.uk
Model Tamina Zakrzewski